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Security Patch Won't Fix Notorious IE Flaw

A flaw in Internet Explorer 6 and 7 that allows hackers to run any program remotely on a PC without the user's knowledge will not be fixed in Microsoft's security update this month.

According to Symantec, Hackers use an email with a link that when clicked on identifies whether the web user's browser is IE6 or IE7. If so, the script transfers the visitor unknowingly to a malicious website where the malware infects their PC, subsequently allowing hackers to run programs remotely. Microsoft has urged users to upgrade from IE6.

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